Measuring Performance Among State DOTs, Sharing Best Practices, Comparative Analysis of Bridge Condition

Today’s transportation agencies need to find ways to improve service and demonstrate tangible results for their customers while operating under increasingly tight resource constraints. Within an agency, performance measurement provides a valuable tool for strengthening external accountability and achieving alignment and focus around desired end results. Comparative performance measurement allows agencies to examine their individual performance within a larger context. It motivates organizations to pursue improvements by showing them what their peers have been able to achieve. It facilitates improvement by identifying specific practices of agencies that have achieved good results. Establishing comparable measures can take considerable effort, but pays off when participating organizations learn from practices employed by their peers to improve their own performance. Comparative performance measurement initiatives also have the important effect of shining a spotlight on current approaches to how performance is being measured and how results are being used. Participating agencies have an opportunity to examine the consistency and accuracy of their measurement practices, learn about differences in measurement across agencies, and work towards a greater degree of commonality. This report presents results of the fourth in a series of comparative performance measurement efforts sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The purpose of these efforts is to identify states that have achieved exemplary performance, find out what practices have contributed to their success, and document these practices for the benefit of other states. This effort focuses on bridge condition.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 100p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01673770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 37
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2018 12:04PM